Thursday, July 25, 2013
Yesterday I worked on the wall hangings below. The two on the bottom will have some kind of wire handle to look like baskets.
Today I sent my application in for the Made in the South Show in Charlotte and (new for this year) Macon GA. Looks like I will be in four shows this year. Carolina Claymatters Pottery Festival (Charlotte), Carolina Pottery Festival (Shelby), Made in the South Shows (Concord & Macon, GA) I applied for Adalaya in Huntington Beach, but was wait listed.
I am looking for balance in my life. Art shows can take over if you let them and I was neglecting my health, family and home. For a few years I would do around 15 shows, most in the Fall. My new plan is to workout Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with lighter work schedule those days. Then there's the cabin on some weekends and I would like to go there during the Fall leaf season. In the past, I filled up October with shows and missed out on the best time to go to the mountains. Then there are my friends and family time. I got to the point that I didn't see anyone all week because I needed to hit a deadline. Now I try to find time to go to lunch or shopping.
I don't know how the new work will sell yet and so it's hard to know how much to make this summer but I am making things I love and hope others will feel the same.